Past my prime.

December 17, 2007

Journal, Lauren

Happy Birthday to me! I’m not a prime number anymore. Now my factors are 1,2 19 & 38. Just two years from 40!

I said I’d write about the shortbread dough. I’m getting hooked on these other websites where people are making delicious food in their homes and taking amazingly professional pictures of it. I’m a sucker for good advertising, and this recipe for coffee/chocolate shortbread cookies looked pretty yummy. I didn’t want to make a whole batch, so I halved it. It called for espresso, which I’ve never had. (I just made some freakishly strong coffee.) They have a delicate flavor, and it’s pretty cool that they don’t need eggs! I might just make these again sometime.

The funny part was that cutting the recipe in half made for some odd measurements, like 1/2 tablespoon of espresso (which is 1 1/2 teaspoons). The awesome spoons that my parents sent me are actually called ‘Odd-sized spoons’! 2 teaspoons, 1 1/2 teaspoons, 2/3 teaspoon, 1/8 teaspoon, and a pinch. Henceforth,I will make it my mission to divide recipes so I’ll need these measurements!!

I didn't realize they were upside down.

You have to look at the pictures on the cookies site. You scoop the dough into a plastic bag to roll it – yay! I lament the waste of a plastic bag, but the coolness overrides that.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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13 Responses to “Past my prime.”

  1. Peggy Said on:

    Yea! I’m the 1st one to wish you a Happy Birthday!!! Happy Birthday Lauren! (watch your 40 comments will ‘ya)


  2. Brad Said on:

    Dang it! No fair. My internet at home isn’t working this morning. I had to come to school to comment.

    Happy Birthday anyway.


  3. Karla Said on:

    Woohoo! Happy birthday Lauren! 🙂 Where you really up at 1, or did you tell this to post then? Because I was up at 1; I could have called you to tell you happy birthday in person.


  4. Jill Said on:

    Happy Birthday, Lauren! I wish I was there to give my wishes in person…and eat one of your cookies. By the way, is a fun food website. I haven’t made much of the stuff, but the pictures are usually pretty cool and her knowledge of food is impressive. Althought, there’s a pine nut and rosemary shortbread recipe on there right now. Seriously, who’s going to eat that??


  5. Deborah Said on:

    Happy Birthday!


  6. Lauren's dad Said on:



  7. Kristi Said on:

    Lauren, Happy 1 x 38 and 2 x 19 Birthday!


  8. Mark Said on:

    Happy birthday, my little sister!


  9. Mark Said on:

    P.S. I’m still WAY older than you!!!!


  10. Annette Said on:

    Carnac the Maginficent says, “Chocolate, measuring spoon and knives.” What is HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LAUREN!!!!


  11. Lauren's mom Said on:

    HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LAUREN, my Christmas baby.
    Love, Mom


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